Moreton took a 5 strong team to ex-Morrellist, Andrew Knobs' very cold Newmarket to try out another Bickley court, 1901 vintage. Peter Lewis was the first into battle against Rob Bawden. The rubber started evenly with both players producing some hallmark ‘great gets’ before Peter edged ahead 4-6. The second set was much more one sided going to Peter 1-6. First blood to Moreton.
Next up was Tony Branfield against a hard-hitting Dominic Tomalin. Branfield took the first set 4-6 before Tomalin having worked out his frustrations took a little pace off the ball and hit more winners to take the second set 3-6. The final set saw the players trade games with the honour finally falling to Tomalin and Newmarket 6-5.
The third rubber saw Peter Lewis back on court partnered by Bernie Spratt. They were opposed by Graham Smith and John Crawley. The match turned out to be a one sided affair going to the Moreton pair 3-6, 1-6.
Next on Jonathan Becher for Newmarket took on Bernie Spratt. Bernie went down 3-0 quickly before recovering to 3-3. The pair then traded games before Becher took the set 6-5. The second set was another close affair but Becher proved to be the stronger player taking the set 6-4 along with the rubber making it 2-2 with one to play.
The deciding rubber was an evenly matched doubles game played off level between John Franklin and a heavily strapped David Aldwinckle representing the visitors against husband and wife duo Ian and Suzanne Lindsay. The home pair took the first set 6-4 before the visitors responded with a 4-6 set of their own. The rubber and the match went into a final deciding set. At 4-4 the Moreton pair finally arrived at a new tactic, target the 92 handicapper on the opposition team and avoid the 50 something handicapper. This proved to be the decisive factor which led to a 4-6 victory for Moreton and a 2-3 match win.